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Grüss

It recently came to my attention that the good people over at Sonic State mentioned my blog in their weekly podcast.

Here’s the clip:

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While I’m flattered by their kind words and thankful for the endorsement, I wanted to take this chance to clear something up: The pronunciation of Gruss.

The mispronunciation of Gruss is something that has plagued my family for centuries. I’m sure my great-great grandfather encountered this as he stepped off the boat at Ellis Island, twinging as they called out something that sounded like “bus” or “fuss”.

Rather than legally changing my last name to include umlauts, here are some visual aids which might assist with the proper pronunciation.

Grüss – Sounds like:

Bruce
Bruce
Moose
Moose
Loose
Loose
Goose
Goose